Dexter Fowler could hit the DL

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The Rockies have already lost Troy Tulowitzki. Dexter Fowler could be next:

 

Fowler hurt the finger against the Nationals a week ago when he was hit by a pitch. He’s gone hitless in two games and seven at bats since. Overall he’s having a fantastic year, hitting .298/.395/.488. If he’s out for an extended period, the Rockies are really gonna be in trouble.

Angels sign Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels have signed infielder Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal.

That seems like a bargain deal for Cozart, who hit .297/.385/.548 with 24 homers and 63 RBI as the Cincinnati Reds shortstop in 2017. In Anaheim, however, he will not be playing short — not with Andrelton Simmons around — so he’ll slide over to third base. He’s never played there, but you figure he can handle it.

This is a pretty nifty move for the Angels, as the other top third base options — specifically, Mike Moustakas — are likely going to cost a lot more than what they’ll be paying Cozart.

Between this, the Ian Kinsler trade and the Shohei Ohtani acquisition, the Angels are going to be sporting a very different look in 2018.